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2018 World Cup: Caf gives $2.5m subsidy to Africa reps

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has said it is granting a $500,000 financial subsidy to each of Africa’s five representatives at the Fifa World Cup, Russia 2018.

Announcing its decision on the sidelines of the 2018 Fifa World Cup final draw in Moscow on Friday, the continental football governing body said the gesture was endorsed by its Executive Committee and other stakeholders.

“At its last meeting held on Nov. 16 in Rabat, Morocco the Caf Executive Committee decided to set up an ad hoc committee chaired by the Caf First Vice President, Kwesi Nyantakyi.

“The committee was told to map out a kind of support to be provided to African representatives to the Fifa World Cup Russia 2018.

“The committee, which has Caf Executive Committee member Kalusha Bwalya and presidents of the Football Associations of the five qualified countries as members, met in Moscow, Russia on the sidelines of Friday’s draw for the FIFA World Cup finals.

“At the meeting, it was decided that Caf will grant a financial subsidy of $500,000 to each of the five African teams.

“The financial package will be used mainly to strengthen and improve the technical supervision of each team.

“In addition, Caf will provide each African representative with `fieldwiz’ equipment, a technological device and physical performance measuring tool for outdoor team sports players,” the continental football body said in a statement on Friday.

Africa will be represented by Egypt, Nigeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Senegal at the Fifa World Cup in Russia. The football showdown is scheduled to be held from 14 June to 15 July 2018.

 

 

 

 

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